Connections to Standards 

Units and Colorado's Geography Standards

Matching Project Units to the State Standards

The State of Colorado has six model standards for K-12 geography education. Below, under each standard, are unit titles from Colorado's Geography: Mapping Our Past with content that is most suitable for teaching to the standard. Discussion of how activities correspond to these standards is described within each unit's Conceptual Overview.

  1. Students know how to use and construct maps and other geographic tools to locate and derive information about people, places, and environments.

  2. Students know the physical and human characteristics of places, and use this knowledge to define and study regions and their patterns of change.

  3. Students understand how physical processes shape Earth’s surface patterns and systems.

  4. Students understand how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation, and conflict.

  5. Students understand the effects of interactions between human and physical systems and the changes in meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

  6. Students apply knowledge of people, places, and environments to understand the past and present and to plan for the future.